Chapter 10. Nanocomposites

  1. Paras N. Prasad

Published Online: 26 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670251.ch10



How to Cite

Prasad, P. N. (2004) Nanocomposites, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471649885

Online ISBN: 9780471670254



  • nanocomposites;
  • photonic media;
  • waveguides;
  • random lasers;
  • laser paints;
  • local field enhancement;
  • multiphasic nanocomposites;
  • optoelectronics;
  • polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC);
  • nanocomposite metamaterials


Chapter 10 covers nanocomposites. A significant emphasis is placed on the nanocomposite materials that incorporate nanodomains of highly dissimilar materials such as inorganic semiconductors or inorganic glasses and plastics. Merits of nanocomposites are discussed together with illustrative examples of applications, such as to energy-efficient broadband solar cells and other optoelectric devices.